Interstate family of baby who died in magpie swoop must quarantine

Interstate family members of a baby girl who died after a magpie swooping attack in Brisbane will not be granted an exemption from hotel quarantine to attend a funeral.

Five-month-old Mia was being carried by her mother, Simone Francis, through Glindemann Park at Holland Park on Sunday when the "aggressive" bird swooped, causing Ms Francis to duck and trip.

Mia was rushed to Queensland Children's Hospital with serious injuries but later died.

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Five-month-old Mia was being carried by her mother through  Glindemann Park at Holland Park on Sunday before the "aggressive" bird attacked, causing Mia's mother to duck and trip.

Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young this morning confirmed extended family members had been allowed to enter Queensland but would still have to complete 14 days' hotel quarantine in line with current restrictions.

"They currently all live in hot spots that are significant hot spots," Dr Young said.

She said early negative test results didn't change the risk.

"What if these people test positive day 10 or 11 and the funeral was day eight?

"It's really sad, I cannot imagine the distress and the awfulness of it.

"That park is quite close to where I live, I know it well.

"It is an absolutely tragic, terrible situation but I can't make it tragic even more, by having someone go to a funeral and spread the virus at that funeral.

"No one would want that."

A note with the words "Fly High Little Mia" with a knitted heart has been placed at a Brisbane park where a swooping magpie led to the death of a baby girl. Flowers to remember a baby girl who died after a magpie swooping incident at  Glindemann Park in Holland Park West.

More than $130,000 has been raised for Mia's parents, Ms Francis and Jacob Power.

"Everything about Mia was perfect from her head full of hair, to her tiny little nose and her little long toes," the fundraising page reads.

"Mia's arrival made Jacob and Simone's lives complete, they constantly doted over her, showered her with love, and shared her for all their loved ones to adore.

"Beautiful she was, and loved by all who got to meet her. The joy Mia brought to all of our lives cannot be described in words, but is certainly felt in all of our hearts."

The bird, which has since been relocated, was a known menace to locals.

An "urgent" investigation by Brisbane City Council is underway, Mayor Adrian Schrinner said earlier this week, and a report will be prepared for the coroner.

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